16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nagaoka
— 2 nights
2
Kanazawa
— 1 night
3
Osaka
— 1 night
4
Nara
— 1 night
5
Koya-cho
— Few hours
6
Konan
— 3 nights
7
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
8
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
9
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights

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Nagaoka

Nagaoka
Nagaoka is a city located in the central part of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Nagaoka Festival Grand Fireworks has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): watch the show of lights at Nagaoka Festival Grand Fireworks.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagaoka route planning website.

Colorado Springs, USA to Nagaoka is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Colorado Springs to Nagaoka. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, Nagaoka is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagaoka

Events

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night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolls Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kanazawa online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Nagaoka to Kanazawa takes 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dolls Museum ©
Dolls Museum

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night
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
You've now added Dotombori District to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take a stroll through Dotombori District.

Plan trip to Osaka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Kanazawa to Osaka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Traveling from Kanazawa in August, expect nights in Osaka to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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night
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Todai-ji Temple as well as Nara Visitor Center & Inn. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get answers to all your questions at Nara Visitor Center & Inn and then pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nara sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Nara are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Visitor Center & Inn ©
Nara Visitor Center & Inn

few
hours
Koya-cho

Koya-cho
To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the Koya-cho sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Nara to Koya-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Koya-cho are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You'll set off for Konan on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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nights
Konan

Konan ©
Kōnan is a city located in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan.As of October 2016, the city has an estimated population of 32,786 and a population density of 260 persons per km². Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Konan road trip planner.

Getting from Koya-cho to Konan by car takes about 6 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Konan can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Konan

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture ©

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Atomic Bomb Dome. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome and then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. On the next day, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Konan to Hiroshima takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Taikoiwa as well as Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and then make a trip to Taikoiwa.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yakushima-cho visit app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Yakushima-cho takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August in Yakushima-cho, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You will leave for Hakone-machi on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Taikoiwa ©
Taikoiwa

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Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
The Hakone Open-Air Museum has been added to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hakone-machi online route planner.

Fly from Yakushima-cho to Hakone-machi in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. While traveling from Yakushima-cho, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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